How to Abolish the Police: Lessons from Rojava

The arrest and incarceration of not only Derek M. Chauvin, but the other three cops responsible for the murder of George Floyd can only act as token efforts towards justice. Police brutality is tied to a systematic practice of multiple, intersecting layers of violence, oppression and injustices. We must ask ourselves what true justice looks like. Nothing short of upending the entire unjust system can ever come close to it.

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Iran After Sulaimani- A Multi-pronged retribution.

Just as American imperialism desperately needs to prop up its industrial war machinery through the ever lucrative arms sales, Iran needs Western involvement in the Middle East as a means of projecting its own hegemony and leadership goals for the region. It needs an enemy- a conflicting identity and narrative to maintain its Islamic Revolutionary ideology- and yes its own imperialist objectives.

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Book in Review: The Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien

“The Hobbit is clearly a timeless classic, and anyone who has read the likes of the Harry Potter books will easily fall in love with this gem of a book. It will remind you, that beyond the safety and comfort of your little life, a wonderful world full of adventure, new experiences, new friends and of course, pain and danger await; but that you’ll never know it if you never venture out of your little hobbit hole.”

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